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Heavy rain hits traffic in Nilgiris
Nilgiris district recorded a very heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday and witnessed many landslips along the road from Mettupalayam to Coonoor. Due to the uprooted trees and landslip, there was a heavy traffic problem near Marapalam.
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was also delayed due to the heavy downpour. Many trees were uprooted by the strong winds near Nondimedu and Burliar. Due to the traffic problem, the vehicles were rerouted via Kotagiri. Traffic to ManjoRead more
Fake handicraft products sold as Toda's products
Todas are the ancient tribals of the Nilgiris and they are renowned and famous for their hand-woven embroidery and handicraft products. Most of the tourists visiting Ooty are interested in buying the Toda's embroidery products including the handkerchief, shawls, bags, carpets and other hand-woven products.
Now a days, due to the growth of the online shopping and marketing, many of the embroidery products designed by the Toda artisans are copied by non-tribaRead more
Continuous holidays attract tourists to ooty
Nilgiris is famous for its green dense forest and cool weather condition all round the year. Ooty has many sightseeing places like Ooty Botanical garden, Rose garden, Boat house, Dodabetta peak, Pykara falls, Shooting spot, and Pine forest to attract the tourists.
The number of local and foreign tourists visiting Ooty increases year by year. Due to the continuous holidays for schools, colleges and industries on behalf of vinayaka chathurthi, large number of touRead more
Overcrowding of tourists at Ooty
Ooty is usually overcrowded with tourists from various parts of the states during the peak season in April and May and during second season from September to December, but this time before the onset of the second season, thousands of tourists thronged the Ooty town due to the continuous holidays for the Independence Day.
The various sightseeing attractions such as Government Botanical Garden, Ooty Rose Garden, Pykara and Theppakadu Reception Center in MudumalaiRead more
Cooking prohibited in reserve forest area
Ooty has become a hotspot for the adventurous activities of the tourists. The reserve forest areas in and around Avalanche, Mukurthi National Park, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, and Silent Valley are main attractions for the tourists preferring adventurous activities such as camping, trekking, cycling and hiking.
Even though the entry of tourists into reserve forest area is strictly prohibited, some of the tourRead more
Vintage car show at Ooty
The 13th vintage car show was flagged off at the YMCA ground in Ooty on 6th August, to welcome the second season starting from September to December. Nearly 60 cars and 40 motorcycles participated in the car show rally in Ooty.
The car show was flagged off by the Collector Innocent Divya at the Tamizhagam Bungalow. Huge crowd gathered to have a look at the cars such as Fiat 500 Topolino, Humber Hawk, Austin A30 and A40, Morris Minor and Chevys, and motorcyclesRead more